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23rd March, 2017
One of the many activities that make up the first year of the Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project, delivered by the charity Racing to School, is a marketing challenge focused on attracting more people to attend the Newmarket Open Weekend on September 16-17.
A representative group of Year 9 students were recently tasked with gathering information from five venues and then working up short and persuasive presentations for review by their classmates. Visits were made to The British Racing School; Warren Hill gallops; Tattersalls; Palace House - The National Heritage Museum and to trainer James Eustace at Park Lodge Stables.
The marketing ideas that follow on from the presentations will be put to the Newmarket Open Weekend Committee for consideration.
As part of their rehearsals, the students were all introduced to HRH The Duchess of Cornwall who visited the Academy as part of her tour of the town. The Duchess listened attentively to all five presentations and congratulated the groups on their creative and knowledgeable efforts.
“The teams had only made the visits the day before and they quickly prioritised the key selling points of these different attractions and were word perfect in front of their Royal visitor. If they can shine in such esteemed company, then their classmates should hold no fears,” said Racing to School Chief Executive John Blake.
The Duchess of Cornwall gives year 9 pupils a day to remember